11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the World’s Biggest Dance Festival
Tomorrowland, Belgium. From spectacular main stage sets by the likes of Alesso, Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and David Guetta, right down to the magical treasure boxes that arrive at your front door: it is one of the most-loved and best-known music festivals on the planet.
But how much do you really know about the pinnacle of the dance music calendar…?
1. Camping Before Dreamville
Way back in 2005 and for the first couple of years, there was no camping available; so fans just pitched their tents right in front of the main stage.
Tomorrowland in 2005
2. David Guetta – The One and Only
Not even local boys and fan-favourites Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike can match David Guetta’s record of 11 straight Tomorrowland appearances. Yes, that’s every single one so far.
3. 2 Million+ People in Less than 2 Minutes
Well over 2 million fans try to buy tickets each year, with all of the 60,000 available per day sometimes selling out within just 2 minutes.
4. Discover Europe, Before You Even Get to Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland offer Discover Europe packages in and amongst its other ticket options, taking in some of Europe’s most stunning sights and turning the festival into a much longer adventure than just the weekend.
5. 20 Farmers -> 1 Festival
The festival organisers rent the Tomorrowland site from 20 different local farmers, who have watched the site grow in size almost every year.
6. Belgium’s Finest
Belgian chocolate is revered throughout the world, so travellers will be relieved to know that they can sample some of the world’s very best chocolate without even leaving the festival grounds.
Always going the extra mile, Tomorrowland was the first music festival to create a fine-dining experience on-site. They also invited two competition winners from around the world to bring a unique, local dish to the People of Tomorrow in 2016.
8. … in Fine Dining
And if you’re really looking to ramp up the experience in style, Tomorrowland’s 2-star Michelin restaurant is graced by some of the world’s best chefs. The tasting menu will set you back at least $1,000 per plate, and with space for just 12 guests – some of whom have been royalty in the past – it’s not your typical Tomorrowland experience. But don’t worry, it’s not all about extravagance: all proceeds are donated to charity.
9. Free-Floating Stages
Tomorrowland’s incredible landscaping and design includes floating stages that artists can only access by boat.
10. The High-Life of Boom
A $50,000-a-night mansion is available for rent – just in case you can’t bring yourself to leave the high-life behind.
11. Roses Are Red
Opting against traditional paper confetti, Tomorrowland has dropped real rose petals out of specially-chartered helicopters, covering the crowd in a unique blanket that apparently smelt every bit as good as you would think…
Tomorrowland 2017 will take place over 2 separate weekends: 21-23 July and 28-30 July 2017.
Source : FestiveTicket.